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19 10, 2017

Courts Block Some Travel Restrictions of Presidential Proclamation of September 24, 2017

October 19th, 2017|

As a result of the two courts’ rulings, nationals of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Chad are not currently restricted from applying for visa stamps to enter the United States. There is no change to the restrictions placed on nationals of North Korea and certain government officials and their family members from Venezuela. […]

9 10, 2017

U.S. Visa Services Suspended in Turkey

October 9th, 2017|

Effective October 9, 2017 the U.S. Government has suspended U.S. Visa Services for those applying for non-immigrant visas in Turkey due to concerns over security of U.S. Mission facilities and personnel. Non-immigrant students and scholars planning travel to Turkey will need to make plans to apply for a U.S. visa at a U.S. Consular […]

28 09, 2017

Article by Elaina Giolando, Class of ’38 fellow from 2010

September 28th, 2017|

This article, written by Elaina Giolando regarding her experience abroad, is published in Fast Company’s November Edition:


26 09, 2017

Presidential Proclamation Institutes Updated Travel Restrictions and Bans

September 26th, 2017|

By Presidential Proclamation, President Trump issued an updated travel ban upon the expiration of the travel ban implemented on January 27, 2017.

The Presidential Proclamation “Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public – Safety Threats” was signed on September 24, 2017 and impacts nationals […]

19 09, 2017

State Department Posts Diversity Visa DV-2019 Application Info

September 19th, 2017|

For more information, see the link below:

Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 13, 2017 – “This public notice provides information on how to apply for the DV–2019 Program.”

6 09, 2017

Recission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Announced by Attorney General

September 6th, 2017|

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced that DACA will be rescinded.  The process for ending the DACA benefits over the next 6 months are outlined by the Department of Homeland Security. DACA beneficiaries are advised to seek legal counsel from a qualified Immigration Attorney.

For more information on this decision, please see […]

30 06, 2017

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Issues FAQ on Travel Ban Implementation

June 30th, 2017|

On June 29, 2017 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted Frequently Asked Questions to clarify implementation of Executive Order 13780 following the Supreme Court’s decision to allow conditional implementation of the Travel Ban effective June 29, 2017.

30 06, 2017

Unites States Department of State (DOS) Cable regarding Visa adjudication

June 30th, 2017|

The United States Department of State issued a cable to visa adjudicating posts with instructions for handling visa applications for individuals from the six countries named in Executive Order 13780 (EO) following the Supreme Court ruling allowing conditional implementation of the EO. This cable provides guidance on visa issuance for individuals from the six countries […]

27 06, 2017

Supreme Court Allows Limited Version of Travel Ban and Agrees to Hear Case in October

June 27th, 2017|

On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States agreed to hear the government’s appeal of two lower court decisions blocking Executive Orders to impose a travel ban signed by President Trump.  The court will hear the case in October. The Supreme Court’s order is located here.

The Supreme Court order keeps in […]

23 06, 2017

Presidential Executive Order: Amending Executive Order 13597

June 23rd, 2017|

President Trump signed Executive Order 13597 to roll back President Obama’s Executive Order for processing temporary visas within three weeks. This Executive Order is seen as  a step toward “Extreme vetting” of visa applications. There could be visa delays as a result of this order so please try to schedule appointments as early as […]